July-August 2004
Vol. 30, No. 4


Editor’s Note Something To Talk About

Overview Gruen Effect, AIA Minnesota’s residential ventures with other print media

Book Review The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value Is Remaking Commerce, Culture & Consciousness by Virginia Postrel Reviewed by Nancy A. Miller

Newsmakers Baker Associates’s auto dealership, MSR and HGA join forces in the adaptive reuse of a jail, BTR’s lively urban infill, Cuningham Group’s divine mixed-used By Bette Hammel

Endangered The Ford Building in St. Paul, once an auto assembly plant, offers an opportunity for sustainable-design architects and historic preservationists to combine their talents By Robert Roscoe

Interview Michael Graves, FAIA, discusses his role in the design democracy and a cross-disciplinary practice that combines architecture and product design By Camille LeFevre

Citizen Architect Of Victor Gruen’s comprehensive Edina master plan, only Southdale was built, but architects continue combining retail with mixed-used in an effort to create community By Phillip Glenn Koski, AIA

Talking Point Finding the value of things and our connection to nature by attending to the peripheral during a visit to the mall By James Boyd-Brent

Project Credits

Advertising Index

Fast Forward Terminal 4 Renovation, Sky Harbor International Airport, Architectural Alliance, Minneapolis


Gravel Mine to Gold Mine KKE carves The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes out of a desolate area to creates Minnesota’s first lifestyle center By Linda Shapiro

Kitchen Wizards Jeff Agnes, AIA, gives Cooks of Crocus Hill its first mall location by blending traditional values with contemporary branding By Dorothy Rand

Rasta Retail 3 studios merges beach lifestyle and urban jungle in a Nicollet Mall store selling Bob Marley products By Barbara Knox

Imagination Destination Cuningham Group reinforces LEGO’s “Play Well” philosophy in two new stores for the Danish company By Barbara Knox

Start Your Engines Paulsen Architects transforms an abandoned Menards store into an indoor auto showroom By Barbara Knox


Shop Talk Big boxes and branding, prototypes and property sites are all apart of the discussion when the topic is retail trends in architecture By Barbara Knox

Arboreal Architecture Architect-design tree houses at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Photography by Don F. Wong


The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes
Architect: KKE Architects
Photographer: Joel Koyama